GUIDELINES FOR THE WOOD BADGE FOR THE
21st CENTURY TICKET
Badge for the 21st Century is the ultimate leadership training for
Scout leaders who support unit, district, and council operations.
Many things will be learned during this experience - some will be new;
others will reinforce what you already know.
The end result should be not only better Scouting, but also a better,
more capable you. In order to
achieve these ends, it is important that you prepare a mission (ticket/specific
plan) to use what you learn.
This plan of action is what we call the Wood Badge ticket.
of the great traditions of Wood Badge is the ticket.
In Baden-Powell’s day, those in the military were expected to pay their
own way back to England at the end of their service.
To be thrifty, soldiers nearing completion of their duties would seek
assignments at posts closer to home – a process known as “working your
ticket”. You will develop
your own ticket – a list of goals that will allow you to use your new
leadership and team skills in ways that strengthen Scouting in your units,
districts and council.
Wood Badge program consists of two parts – a learning experience and an
Part I (the learning experience) consists of either a six day long experience or a comparable period spread over two weekends during which you will be introduced to and practice leadership and team skills. During this phase you will write your ticket (mission) - your plan for putting to use the things you have learned during practical training. Your Troop Guide will be available to advise and assist you in this task.
II (the application phase) consists
of the eighteen (18) month period immediately following the learning experience.
During this period you will carry out your plan or "work
your ticket". If you
are attending this Wood Badge course from another council, a ticket counselor
will be appointed by your home council to work with you and monitor your
progress during this latter period. If
you are a Scouter from Last Frontier Council, your ticket counselor will be the
same individual who serves as your Troop Guide.
Select from the following links to find out more about the NEW Wood Badge Ticket Information.